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Artwork Production Specialist

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk UK Ltd (UK105)
Line of Business:  SGK UK

Cleckheaton, GB, BD19 4DH GB

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


We are recruiting for an Artwork Production Specialist (APS) to join our global team. You will be responsible for managing multiple packaging artworks/graphics. Working closely with our client the APS will demonstrate the highest level of ability and skill in all account management and project management capacities and partner with other key stakeholders to ensure the client’s expectations are satisfied or exceeded.


Ideally working from our studio in Cleckheaton on a hybrid basis you will collaborate with a team of APS across the globe. Consideration will be given to candidates in other UK locations. 



•    Supports the Company’s profitability efforts by managing efficient, accurate, and timely coordination of the assigned project activities.
•    Supports the Account Team in its effort to increase revenue through selling additional products and services across the business portfolio.
•    Participates in the development of innovative proposals to capture both account growth and new business opportunities.
•    Ensures the meeting of volume and revenue targets for each account.
•    Builds new relationships and nurturing existing relationships with internal and external clients.
•    Serves as the main day-to-day contact on current projects for clients, suppliers, external partners, and the Account team; provides timely responses to all inquiries.
•    Participates in meetings with existing clients and internal teams to identify adequate new services/offerings to meet clients’ evolving needs as required; serves as the Subject Matter Expert on processes, capacity, timelines, etc.
•    Ensures high quality standards in all client deliverables.
•    Coordinates client-specific projects throughout the lifecycle, including estimate creation, selection of appropriate projects and sub-projects, assignment of resources, monitoring project progress, and generation of the client/project invoice.
•    Translates client requests and requirements into detailed, and sometimes technical, instructions for project teams.
•    Partners with the client, the Account Team, and project teams to resolve identified project issues.
•    Ensures accurate and timely invoices are generated by maintaining correct project details and supporting evidence, including change orders and rework, throughout the project lifecycle.
•    Initiates new data item requests utilizing the Master Data Management (MDM) process and guidelines to ensure accurate client, project, and financial details are available in the system.
•    Partners with Client Integration and the Account Team to ensure a smooth transition for new clients; attend pre-integration and planning meetings as needed.
•    Participates in cross-functional teams to develop and/or adapt processes, policies, and workflows to improve efficiency, accuracy, speed, quality, etc.
•    Provides solutions for business-related issues and situations and generate specific plans that achieve objectives.
•    Manages and balances marketing budgets to maximize Return on Investment (ROI) and drive incremental sales.
•    Provides expertise on customer pricing and promotional planning.
•    Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
•    Additional duties as assigned. 


  • Degree within an appropriate discipline such as Business, Graphic Arts, Marketing, etc.
  • Multi-lingual required: Local Language & English 
  • Previous experience of critical path management and packaging graphics development
  • Strong knowledge of consumer product packaging, artwork, repro and print services 
  • Demonstrates excellent communication ability both written and verbal & listening
  • Outstanding presentation and relationship development skills
  • Highly adaptable and flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritise. Demonstrates good attention to detail 
  • Idea generator with strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and innovative solution capabilities
  • Motivated, autonomous and self-directed attitude requiring negligible supervision 
  • Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to work with multiple partners and peers
  • PC literate and experience of industry web-based briefing and approval systems


Our client is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands. Championing a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking is the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers. 

Company Vision:

  • To grow a world of wellbeing through the regenerative power of plants

Company Mission 

A virtuous cycle of growth for everyone connected to our business 

CONSUMER: we will craft winning brands that become the universal beverage of choice: serving only the tastiest products that enrich physical, emotional and social wellbeing

CLIMATE: we will lead the way and create a net positive, giving back to the planet much more than we take.

COMMUNITY: we will enrich lives by delivering more value per cup and share that value amongst growers, blenders and farming communities. 

EMPLOYEES: we will nurture the growth of every employee, maximising learning and impact of every individual

SHAREHOLDERS: we will lead value creation with sustainable high performance, delivered with transparency and consistency



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